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Fresh air for the passenger experience

When considering environmental factors in commercial aerospace, the most familiar themes focus on the reduction of emissions, noise, and fuel consumption. These design factors are interlinked and present a ...

Getting the most out of your Quality Management System

SAE International recently updated its AS9100 standard—Quality Management Systems–Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations—with Revision D to incorporate the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ...

Evaluating Energy Storage Options for Hybrid Electric Aircraft

The automotive industry has pioneered hybrid electric vehicle development. The aerospace industry has not followed the automotive trend largely due to integration challenges, a long and costly product development ...

The aircraft of the future: How electrifying will they be?

As mobility’s industry revolution on the ground captures all the press—electric and fuel-cell vehicles, driverless cars, etc.—it should not be a surprise that the aerospace industry’s drawing boards are full ...

Powering the More-Electric Aircraft

It is theorized that systems and equipment for an All Electric Aircraft (AEA) will be developed 20 years hence as a More-Electric Aircraft (MEA) with no bleed system, which is a concept typified by the Boeing 787, ...

Aerospace Applications for Off-Highway Engines

It’s 2016, and EPA Tier 4 Final is firmly in the rearview mirror. So we can all relax, breathe a big sigh of relief and never worry about increasing emissions standards ever again. Right? I can hear your “yeah, ...

Big Data Discussion at Flightglobal MRO Forum

Big data is a big aerospace industry focus with the adoption of aircraft heath monitoring and predictive maintenance. It is also the focus of this week’s Flightglobal MRO Forum in London and will help you come to ...

New Aerospace Radio-Frequency Identification Standard

Technology that allows the aircraft to “talk” to technicians about maintenance issues. And consequently, plays a major role in the safety of the plane. These advancements take shape in the form of the recently ...

‘Aeromobility’ Takes Flight

It was only some 110+ years ago that the Wright brothers, the owners of a Dayton, Ohio bicycle shop, pioneered powered flight and brought mankind into the age of “aeromobility.” Today, we take for granted that ...

Vehicle Health Management Updates

An end-to-end capability that transforms system data into operational support information, Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) and related standards allow for the analysis and diagnosis of a vehicle and the ...